US trade with Kiribati in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 01, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Kiribati in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Kiribati

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Kiribati totaled $1.4 million, up 1.34% ($0.0 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Kiribati in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $0.3 million, up 49.11% ($0.1 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Kiribati in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $1.1 million, down 5.54% ($0.1 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Kiribati in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $0.9 million, a 14.72% decrease ($0.2 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Kiribati was the US 203rd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 202nd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total trade (down from 0.0002% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Kiribati was the US 206th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 210th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of US total exports (up from 0.0000% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Kiribati was the US 181st largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (down from 0.0003% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Kiribati

The major share of US exports to Kiribati in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 36.70% of US total exports to Kiribati (9.68% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.00% of US total exports to Kiribati (37.51% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.90% of US total exports to Kiribati (3.60% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.69% of US total exports to Kiribati (4.34% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.31% of US total exports to Kiribati (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.16% of US total exports to Kiribati (5.65% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Kiribati in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $46.7 thousand;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - an increase of $14.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $10.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $9.9 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $8.8 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $8.5 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $5.1 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $4.1 thousand;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $4.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $3.0 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2.9 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $2.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Kiribati in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $34.8 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $9.8 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $6.8 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $5.9 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $4.8 thousand;
  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - a decrease of $3.3 thousand.
US exports to Kiribati in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 14.7 5.70 9.653.50
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 9.8-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3.0 1.15 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 10.7 4.15 45.5-76.49
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3.0 1.16 9.8-69.40
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 14.1 5.47 3.6290.74
40 Rubber and articles thereof 11.4 4.43 2.6336.50
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8.5 3.31 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4.0 1.56 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2.8 1.09 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2.7 1.05 7.5-64.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 54.5 21.16 7.8601.43
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 20.7 8.02 6.4224.15
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12.4 4.83 2.6382.72
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 4.1 1.57 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2.9 1.12 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00

US Imports from Kiribati

The major share of US imports from Kiribati in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 95.18% of US total imports from Kiribati (95.04% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Kiribati in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in US imports from Kiribati in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $61.5 thousand.
US imports from Kiribati in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,079.1 95.18 1,140.6-5.39
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 2.3-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 1.1-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.5 0.04 1.3-64.92
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3.2 0.28 3.20.06
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce